Sunday weather briefing: the week ahead

Good afternoon, Foothills Weather Nation!

I'll keep the literature short- a sun shiny day awaits us!

For that matter, we have a bounty of sun shiny days ahead of us this week as a ridge shoulders away the cut off low that has hung around the past couple of days. This ridge will begin to center over us starting Tuesday, but will slowly begin to flatten out throughout the week as a new full latitude trough propagates across the central US. As it begins to flatten out we will see some precipitable water make it's presence starting on Thursday.

 Precipitable water valid 06Z Thursday, GFS, COD Meteorology

Precipitable water valid 06Z Thursday, GFS, COD Meteorology

This means that chances of convective precipitation probabilities are reasonable- so far up to 30% for Thursday. We will see a short dip in precipitable water for Thursday evening and early Friday, but come Friday night into Saturday the tail of a moderate strength frontal passage will push through the region bringing probably a refreshing bout of rain. Exactly how much rain will greatly depend on how quick the passage is models and model runs vary on this event. As of this hour the NWS doesn't express concern of a weekend precipitation event, but this is about a week away so there is time to prove. 

Temperature wise please take note that we will likely see temperatures on the rise into the 80's this week and so far we don't see evidence of the frontal passage being enough to cool things down too significantly (5ish degrees). For those who plan on spending some time outside our clearer conditions mean for a high pollen forecast and a very high UV index as well. Be prepared!

That's it for the light reading!

Have a wonderful week!